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Ch 11: ACT Math - Algebraic Expressions: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Algebraic Expressions chapter of this ACT Math: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master algebraic expressions. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of algebraic expressions.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering algebraic expressions material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn algebraic expressions. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to simplify expressions, combine like terms and more
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning math (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about algebraic expressions
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra math learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Algebraic Expressions chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the algebraic expressions chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any algebraic expressions question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a algebraic expressions unit of a standard high school math course. Topics covered include:

  • Meaning of variables in algebra
  • Expressing relationships and evaluating simple expressions
  • Using the commutative, associative and distributive properties
  • Combining like terms
  • Simplifying algebraic expressions, including those with negative signs

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: ACT Math - Algebraic Expressions: Help and Review
What is a Variable in Algebra?

1. What is a Variable in Algebra?

Did you ever encounter something like a + b = c and wonder how all these letters snuck into a math problem? In this lesson, we'll learn about variables, as well as other parts of equations, constants and coefficients.

Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

2. Expressing Relationships as Algebraic Expressions

What do you do when you don't know what a number is but you do know how it relates to something else? You use an algebraic expression. In this lesson, we'll learn how to express relationships as algebraic expressions.

Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

3. Evaluating Simple Algebraic Expressions

In this lesson, we'll learn how to evaluate algebraic expressions, which involves substituting numbers for variables and following the order of operations. By the end of the lesson, you'll be an algebraic expression expert.

The Commutative and Associative Properties and Algebraic Expressions

4. The Commutative and Associative Properties and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is important and useful, but a few mathematical properties highlight cases where order doesn't matter. In this lesson, we'll learn about the commutative and associative properties, which may save you time and effort.

The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

5. The Distributive Property and Algebraic Expressions

The order of operations is great. But sometimes we need to bend the rules to simplify an equation. Fortunately, the distributive property gives us a scenario in which this is okay. Learn all about it in this lesson.

Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

6. Combining Like Terms in Algebraic Expressions

When you have an algebraic expression that's much too long, it would be great if you could simplify it. That's when knowing how to combine like terms comes in. In this lesson, we'll learn the process of combining like terms and practice simplifying expressions.

Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

7. Practice Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

In this lesson, we'll practice simplifying a variety of algebraic expressions. We'll use two key concepts, combining like terms and the distributive property, to help us simplify.

Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

8. Negative Signs and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions

Don't let negative signs get you down. In this lesson, we'll stay positive as we practice simplifying algebraic expressions that have those tricky negative signs.

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